Gene Machine- The Lac Operon

Gene Machine- The Lac Operon 7.0

Explore the effects of mutations within the lac operon

Build a gene network! The lac operon is a set of genes which are responsible for the metabolism of lactose in some bacterial cells. Predict the effects on lactose metabolism when the various genes and DNA control elements are mutated. Explain the roles of LacI, LacZ, and LacY in lactose regulation.

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